I am in love with ikat prints. So much so, in fact, that I recently shelled out a disproportionate amount of money for a pair of ikat-print canvas flats:
Worth the it? Absolutely. Now aside from its obvious application in the fashion industry, I’m actually more intrigued by ikat prints in home decorating. I’m not talking “one-of-a-kind” things produced en masse for chain retailers, but rather individual pieces that have been stumbled upon or collected. Ikat strikes me as a sort of bibelot of fabrics, a print that should be used sparingly but to large effect, similar to those conversation-starter curious gathered from trips or from friends that we all have nestled on bookcases or mantles.
The bold colors typical of ikat prints completely change the look this room which would otherwise look pretty traditional and ordinary.
For those of you who fuchsia ikat print chairs might be a bit much, try starting with smaller things such as table runners, picture frames, or accent pillows.
This is why I’m such a fan of ikat-style prints. They’re versatile and applicable to a huge number of aesthetics, from home decor, to clothing to accessories, so if you like the print but don’t want it in your living room, go ahead and try it on a dress or bag. You’ll be glad you did!
Does anyone have any great ikat-print pieces? I’d love to hear about them!